This page is all about everything natural and how supplements, herbs and natural remedies may help your pets.
Don’t just think of Parsley as a garnish – parsley is quite the nutritional powerhouse, including large amounts of vitamin K, along with healthy amounts of vitamins C and A, and iron.
Parsley is reported to aid Arthritis, freshen breath, aid urinary tract infections, and benefit cancer patients.
Parsley is generally safe in dried, fresh or tea forms, according to Herbs for Pets; however, avoid using the seeds since they may be toxic to pets in large amounts.
Herbs for Pets recommends:
For arthritis, you can make a tea of the dried or freshly grated root. Give 1-2 tablespoons of the tea per day to your dog. You can also give in tincture form at 1-2 milliliters per 30 pounds of weight.
For urinary issues or as a nutritional boost, use a vegetable juicer or a blender to turn the fresh leaves into a “green soup.” You’ll need to fill the blender halfway and add water if you don’t have a juicer. Feed 1 teaspoon per 20 pounds preferably on an empty stomach. But if that doesn’t work, try adding it to your dog’s water. If that still doesn’t work, then you can try adding it to his food.
Reference: Herbs for Pets by Gregory L. Tilford and Mary L. Wulffm
Our world provides us with a bounty of natural resources to help with ailments, yet we use very little, maybe we’ve forgotten how, or we’ve been brainwashed over time to think chemical alternatives are the only way.
Holistic pet care can empower and inspire the modern pet owner to use a more integrated approach to caring for their pets.
🐾🌱NETTLES 🌱🐕 (Urtica dioica)
Nettles are easily found all over the UK and we often think of them as a painful weed, yet they are rich in vitamins A and C, iron, sodium, chlorophyll, zinc, silica, protein and dietary fibre. Among a whole host of ailments that nettles can benefit, they can be used for helping pets with skin sensitivities and allergies to pollen and trees. The Nettles antihistamine properties can be harvested and made into a simple Canine rinse or spray.
NETTLE LEAF RINSE – simply harvest some nettle tops, select only the top, new growth young leaves (make sure you use gloves so you do not get stung when handling the leaves, once cooked the sting is removed)
🌱Use approximately one large mug or a 1 pint jug full of nettles, cover with recently boiled water and leave for at least 8 hours or over night to steep.
🌱Strain the liquid and place in a clean bottle, you can keep the rinse in the fridge for up to 3 days if needed.
You can then rinse your itchy, scratchy dog with your Nettle Leaf Rinse to help aid in alleviating their symptoms. Where possible leave the dog to dry naturally and then the rinse can soak into the fur and skin. It’s also helpful to keep in a spray bottle, which can be used after walks and sprayed on paws or bellies.
Tip – rinse your dog and then take it for a short walk, or play with it outside, this stops the dog from licking or scratching so much and refocuses it’s mind on something else other than being damp.